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Topic: Inspiration/Block (for the writer) (05/20/10)
TITLE: Frustrations and Felines
By Charla Diehl
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Because I’m void of inspiration,
Maybe a stroll to the nearby creek
Will encourage my writer’s voice to speak.
I smile at duckling’s nervous quacking,
Aware my adjectives are lacking.
A casual breeze plays with my hair,
Unproductive hours pass in despair.
Please, Nature inspire like before
When raindrops played upon your floor,
And in my haste to search for cover
A forest sprite I did discover.
This living canvas of God’s creating
Often is so captivating,
Ideas should flourish in my brain--
This drought today I can’t explain.
The more I try, the more frustration,
I’ve never felt such desperation.
Tears well up in tired eyes
It’s writer’s block, I theorize.
Homeward bound with paper bare,
Again the breeze plays with my hair.
A little rest--that’s what’s needed
And soon my own advice is heeded.
While asleep some thoughts took shape
So at 2 AM I’m now awake,
When reaching for the nightlight dim
I rolled too far and squished poor Mim.
I tried to stroke her, calm her down--
She arched her back, gave me a frown
Then she leaped from bed to floor
And dashed out through her kitty door.
I grabbed my robe and in bare feet
Searched for my pet on Maple Street.
In the moonlight, on a limb
There she was, my furry Mim.
Beneath the branch I humbly purred,
With attitude Mim soon concurred;
Then from the tree on me she jumped,
From loss of balance my head got bumped.
Not sure how much time had passed
When I awoke on dew drenched grass,
But witty words forged through my clog
Which helped create my Thursday blog.
Maybe it just took relaxing
From a world that’s over taxing,
My moonlit rest brought new perspective
And now I’m feeling quite reflective.
Mim forgave me for her trauma
And late last week became a mama.
Three new kittens she’s now feeding,
There’s no more, “The End” you’re reading.
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